Plan ahead, however, for next offering from Science on Screen, the only institution that could linke Bill, ted and CERN. Check out previous posts for more on the Coolidge Corner Theatre series and past screenings.
With only a few days left before their high school graduation, two most excellent dudes, Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Keanu Reeves) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Alex Winter), are on the verge of flunking history.
Unless they can ace their final history report, Ted’s dad will pack him off to a military academy in Alaska, meaning their band…
Join us before the film as Edward Farhi, a most excellent professor of physics at MIT and director of its Center for Theoretical Physics, unravels the oddities of time travel and weighs in on the question: Is travel through time physically possible? Dr. Farhi has studied the complexities of building a time machine, though not of the phone-booth variety. His current interest is the theory of quantum computation. He was on the staff at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland before coming to MIT, where he joined the faculty in 1982.
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